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How can You save Yourself in an Earthquake?

2018-09-03  |   Editor : houguangbing  

Wherever you are when an earthquake starts, take cover immediately. Move a few steps to a nearby safe place if need be. Stay there until the shaking stops.

If you are indoors: "DROP, COVER, HOLD ON"

Stay inside

  • Drop under heavy furniture such as a table, desk, bed or any solid furniture.

  • Cover your head and torso to prevent being hit by falling objects.

  • Hold onto the object that you are under so that you remain covered.

  • If you can't get under something strong, or if you are in a hallway, flatten yourself or crouch against an interior wall.

  • If you are in a shopping mall, go into the nearest store.

  • Stay away from windows, and shelves with heavy objects.

  • If you are at school, get under a desk or table and hold on. Face away from windows.

  • If you are in a wheelchair, lock the wheels and protect the back of your head and neck.

Stay outside

  • Go to an open area away from buildings.

  • If you are in a crowded public place, take cover where you won't be trampled.

If you are in a vehicle

  • Pull over to a safe place where you are not blocking the road. Keep roads clear for rescue and emergency vehicles.

  • Avoid bridges, overpasses, underpasses, buildings or anything that could collapse.

  • Stop the car and stay inside.

  • Listen to your car radio for instructions from emergency officials.

  • Do not attempt to get out of your car if downed power lines are across it. Wait to be rescued.

  • Place a HELP sign in your window if you need assistance.

  • If you are on a bus, stay in your seat until the bus stops. Take cover in a protected place. If you can't take cover, sit in a crouched position and protect your head from falling debris.

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